Aiga is 58 years old, married, and has eight children. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as meat, food supplies, and a lot more. She has been doing this for six years.
Aiga needs a loan to buy sacks of rice, sugar, flour, salt, onions, snacks, and soft drinks. She hopes to use her profits to support her family and kids, and also to improve the quality of the business. She became a member of SPBD in 2009, to gain access to capital for her business.
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.